Viola Davis shines as an African general in first trailer for ‘The Woman King’

The trail­er shows Davis as she trains up a new group of recruits to fight against the peo­ple who wish to harm and enslave her peo­ple. Direct­ed by Gina Prince-Bythe­wood, who also direct­ed “Beyond the Lights” and “The Old Guard,” the film tells the unheard true sto­ry of a group of strong Black women.Along with Davis, the movie also stars John Boye­ga, Thu­so Mbedu and Hero Fiennes Tif­fin. Prince-Bythe­wood wrote the script with Dana Stevens, and Davis is also serv­ing as a pro­duc­er on the film.